Vijethalu (1990)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 27 mins

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A man is washed ashore unconscious, and saved by a young lady, who takes him to the doctor. However, is diagnosed that the man has amnesia due to the injuries and trauma he suffered. Circumstances change in such a way that the man has no other option is to marry the young lady. He moves with her to Chennai in search of his lost identity and is caught in a mysterious and complex web of clues that seem to take him closer to finding out who he is, while he is constantly being attacked by deceptive and aggressive enemies he knows nothing about. Will he ever remember his true identity? Why did his past self have so many enemies? And what caused the incredible injuries that led him to be washed ashore half-dead and without his memory?
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Cast: Amala Akkineni, Kamal Haasan

Crew: Prathap K Pothan (Director), Ashok Kumar (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Crime, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

Release Dates: 30 Jan 1990 (India)

Telugu Name: విజేతలు

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Did you know? This was only the second of Kamal Haasan's movie to beat the ten-year record of INR 5.4 crore set by "Thirisoolam". Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Telugu
Spoken Languages:
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2.35 : 1
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
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Trivia:
It was dubbed in Telugu as "Vijethalu" and released in 1989.

The story was of an amnesiac who struggles to find his past after memory loss. Salim Ghouse played the villain role.

This was only the second of Kamal Haasan's movie to beat the ten-year record of INR 5.4 crore set by "Thirisoolam".

This movie was a blockbuster, and successfully completed a 175-day run in theatres.

This was the first of two Tamil movies to be filmed in the 70mm format; the other was "Amaran" (1992).

Veteran Hindi actor Salim Ghouse debuted as villain Zindha in this movie and dubbed his own voice.

Kamal Haasan wore a false moustache throughout this movie since he was filming "Indrudu Chandrudu" (Telugu) and "Chanakyan" (Malayalam) at the same time, both of which required him to be clean-shaven.

The story of this movie is heavily inspired by "The Bourne Identity novel" (1980) written by Robert Ludlum, though the story deviates from Ludlum's plot in the second half.
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Dubbed from: Vetri Vizha (Tamil)